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Harlington Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Harlington school in Bedfordshire for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions regarding their child's impending education requirements. Which school in Harlington should I put my son/daughter? It is a tough choice to make as it can have a profound positive/negative upshot on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a massive effect on that child as he or she passes into later life.

So how do you choose a particular school from the Harlington area?

  • Every so often it is effortless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the establishment when your other child starts or elder siblings previously attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may well need to send your child to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others decide on a proportion of their pupils on intellectual ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a specified number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the propinquity of the school to your location or work location, if it is easy to drop your son/daughter off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the value of a school is generally determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results against one another from the Harlington area. Of course as everybody knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different Exam boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools performance.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Harlington area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will voice how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your offspring is expected to attend a Harlington Primary or Harlington Secondary school for some years, so it's important to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Using a schools bureaucrat reports and results is a nice preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is most important you go and go to see the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic method to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions straight to the head of the school.